While onstage in Oxford...
Scott Colothan

13:37 30th May 2006

Morrissey has landed himself in further controversy by warning an animal testing laboratory at Oxford University “we will get you.”

Staunch vegetarian Morrissey is strongly against animal testing and recently landed himself in hot water saying that violence is the only language lab scientists understand.

Onstage at Oxford’s New Theatre, Mozza branded Oxford the ‘shame of England’ for allowing the lab to be built.

He told the audience; “If you agree with vivisection, go and be vivisected upon yourself.”

Morrissey personally invited animal rights campaigners Speak to hold a stall at the venue.

However a Speak spokesperson said that Morrissey was not inciting violence with his fresh comment.

They said: “We need to talk about the violence being committed upon animals. I applaud the fact that Morrissey has been brave enough to stand up and say what he thinks.”

As the Metro quoted, they added: “I suspect when he said ‘we will get you’ he wasn’t talking about violence at all, but exposing these people for what they do.”

Photo: Shirlaine Forrest